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RE: [BC346XT] Re: Flexable Duck Antenna 346 ?

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  • Mark W. Walton
    I have the Radio Shack center-loaded telescoping whip antenna which I use at home, usually fully collapsed. Outside, I use the supplied rubber duck, which is
    Message 1 of 9 , Oct 17, 2012
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      I have the Radio Shack center-loaded telescoping whip antenna which I use at
      home, usually fully collapsed. Outside, I use the supplied rubber duck,
      which is good for my needs.

      Mark Walton
      mark.walton@...

      -----Original Message-----
      From: BC346XT@yahoogroups.com [mailto:BC346XT@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
      Robert Terzi
      Sent: Wednesday, October 17, 2012 9:58 AM
      To: BC346XT@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [BC346XT] Re: Flexable Duck Antenna 346 ?

      On 10/16/2012 7:48 PM, Chris Gray wrote:
      > Sorry, forgot to add i'm looking for overall coverage... The antenna
      > it came with works very well for me, and I'd like somthing just like
      > it, but flexable...

      There were a couple of good antenna comparisons that tested responses on
      different bands. The site that I recall as the best, strong signals looks
      like it's gone.


      http://www.strongsignals.net/access/reviews/reviews.cgi?type=display&rtype=r
      ev&class=ant&num=003#083100

      The Antenna Challenge is another broad comparison:

      http://myweb.accessus.net/~090/antenna.html


      Because of the reviews I read, its wide coverage, and its gain for
      transmitting due to its length I picked the Diamond I mentioned earlier the
      RH-77ca. However it will probably be too long for you to wear all the time.

      I use BNC on my BC346XT and all my amateur handhelds so I can quickly swap
      antennas without worrying about breaking the pin in the fragile SMA
      connector. If you are going to get a single replacement antenna and keep it
      permanently attached stick with SMA.
      If you think you might be changing antennas periodically, consider BNC.

      Hope This Helps,
      --Rob
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